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Pino - logical board game which is based on tactics and strategy. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. The game develops imagination, concentration, teaches how to solve tasks, plan their own actions and of course to think logically. It does not matter how much pieces you have, the main thing is how they are placement!

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Power door locks

Power door locks allow the driver or front passenger to simultaneously lock or unlock all the doors of an automobile or truck, by pressing a button or flipping a switch. Power door locks were introduced on the luxury Scripps-Booth in 1914, but we ...

                                               

Pin tumbler lock

The pin tumbler lock is a lock mechanism that uses pins of varying lengths to prevent the lock from opening without the correct key. Pin tumblers are most commonly employed in cylinder locks, but may also be found in tubular pin tumbler locks.

                                               

Electronic lock

An electronic lock is a locking device which operates by means of electric current. Electric locks are sometimes stand-alone with an electronic control assembly mounted directly to the lock. Electric locks may be connected to an access control sy ...

                                               

Device

Electronic component Machine Gadget Medical device Appliance, a device for a particular task

                                               

Computer monitor

A computer monitor is an output device that displays information in pictorial form. A monitor usually comprises the visual display, circuitry, casing, and power supply. The display device in modern monitors is typically a thin film transistor liq ...

                                               

Paper shredder

A paper shredder is a mechanical device used to cut paper into either strips or fine particles. Government organizations, businesses, and private individuals use shredders to destroy private, confidential, or otherwise sensitive documents.

                                               

E-reader

An e-reader, also called an e-book reader or e-book device, is a mobile electronic device that is designed primarily for the purpose of reading digital e-books and periodicals. Any device that can display text on a screen may act as an e-reader; ...

                                               

Clicker

A clicker, sometimes called a cricket, is any device that makes a clicking sound, usually when deliberately activated by its user. They usually consist of a piece of thin metal or plastic held in a casing so that the metal is slightly torqued; de ...

                                               

Automatic document feeder

In multifunction or all-in-one printers, fax machines, photocopiers and scanners, an automatic document feeder or ADF is a feature which takes several pages and feeds the paper one page at a time into a scanner or copier, allowing the user to sca ...

                                               

Turtle excluder device

A turtle excluder device or TED is a specialized device that allows a captured sea turtle to escape when caught in a fishermans net. In particular, sea turtles can be caught when bottom trawling is used by the commercial shrimp fishing industry. ...

                                               

Baggage carousel

A baggage carousel is a device, generally at an airport, that delivers checked luggage to the passengers at the baggage reclaim area at their final destination. Not all airports use these devices. Airports that do not have carousels generally del ...

                                               

Automatic bleeding valve

An automatic bleeding valve or air release valve is a plumbing valve used to automatically release trapped air from a heating system. Air, or other gas, may collect within plumbing. For water delivery systems to taps and basins, particularly with ...

                                               

Figure 8 (belay device)

This device utilities a large surface area in contact with a climbing rope to provide sufficient friction along with proper technique to be used as a belay device for rappelling. A figure 8 sometimes just referred to as an 8 is used in conjunctio ...

                                               

Grigri (climbing)

A GRIGRI is an assisted braking belay device manufactured by Petzl designed to help secure rock-climbing, rappelling, and rope-acrobatic activities. Its main characteristic is a clutch that assists in braking under a shock load. The success of th ...

                                               

Carabiner

A carabiner or karabiner is a specialized type of shackle, a metal loop with a spring-loaded gate used to quickly and reversibly connect components, most notably in safety-critical systems. The word is a shortened form of Karabinerhaken, a German ...

                                               

Tribrach (instrument)

A tribrach is an attachment plate used to attach a surveying instrument, for example a theodolite, total station, GNSS antenna or target to a tripod. A tribrach allows the survey instrument to be repeatedly placed in the same position over a surv ...

                                               

Minecraft

Minecraft is a sandbox video game created by Swedish developer Markus Persson, released by Mojang in 2011 and purchased by Microsoft in 2014. It is the single best-selling video game of all time, selling over 180 million copies across all platfor ...

                                               

Minecraft Dungeons

Minecraft Dungeons is an upcoming dungeon crawler game developed by Mojang and published by Xbox Game Studios. The game will be released for Xbox One, Windows 10, PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch in April 2020.

                                               

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang

Minecraft: The Story of Mojang is a 2012 documentary about the history of the company Mojang and its creation, Minecraft. The film features interviews with company personnel such as Markus Persson and Jens Bergensten, and insights from people inv ...

                                               

Minecraft: Story Mode

Minecraft: Story Mode is an episodic point-and-click graphic adventure video game developed and published by Telltale Games, based on the sandbox video game Minecraft. The first five episodes of the game were released between October 2015 through ...

                                               

Minecraft Earth

Minecraft Earth is an upcoming augmented reality sandbox game developed by Mojang and published by Xbox Game Studios. A spin-off of the video game Minecraft, it was first announced in May 2019, and will be available on Android, iOS, and iPadOS. T ...

                                               

Back to the Future: The Game

Back to the Future: The Game is an episodic graphic adventure based on the Back to the Future film franchise. The game was developed and published by Telltale Games as part of a licensing deal with Universal Pictures. Bob Gale, co-creator, co-wri ...

                                               

Bone: Out from Boneville

Bone: Out from Boneville is an episodic adventure game by Telltale Games. It was Telltales first adventure game, and their second game overall, following Telltale Texas Holdem. On October 13, 2006, a Mac port of the game was released, ported by V ...

                                               

Bone: The Great Cow Race

Bone: The Great Cow Race is the fourth video game endeavor by Telltale Games, and the second episode of the Bone adventure game series. It was released in April 2006 after approximately seven months of production. It is based on the second volume ...

                                               

CSI: Deadly Intent

CSI: Deadly Intent is a computer game based on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series. Its the seventh CSI game released, including CSI: Miami and CSI: NY. It was released for Microsoft Windows on October 20, 2009, and for Xbox 360, ...

                                               

CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder

CSI: 3 Dimensions of Murder is a computer game based on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series. Unlike the previous CSI games, this game was developed by Telltale Games, rather than 369 Interactive. It was published by Ubisoft, and ...

                                               

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy is a video game based on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series. It is the ninth CSI game released. It was released on 26 October 2010 on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii. The game corresponds ...

                                               

CSI: Hard Evidence

CSI: Hard Evidence is a computer and Xbox 360 game based on the CSI: Crime Scene Investigation television series. This is the fifth CSI game released, including CSI: Miami. As with the previous CSI games, there are five cases to work on. However, ...

                                               

Brand

A brand is a name, term, design, symbol or any other feature that identifies one sellers good or service as distinct from those of other sellers. Brands are used in business, marketing, and advertising for recognition and, importantly, to create ...

                                               

Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is an American multinational technology company with headquarters in Redmond, Washington. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports, and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related serv ...

                                               

List of Microsoft software

Microsoft is a large developer of personal computer software. It is best known for its Windows operating system, the Microsoft Office family of productivity software plus services, and the Visual Studio IDE. The company also publishes books and v ...

                                               

Microsoft Space Simulator

Microsoft Space Simulator is a space flight simulator program, based on Microsoft Flight Simulator for MS-DOS. It was one of the first general-purpose space flight simulators and it incorporated concepts from astrodynamics and celestial mechanics.

                                               

The Intelligence of Dogs

The Intelligence of Dogs is a 1994 book on dog intelligence by Stanley Coren, a professor of canine psychology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The book explains Corens theories about the differences in intelligence between var ...

                                               

Animal Liberation (book)

Animal Liberation: A New Ethics for Our Treatment of Animals is a 1975 book by Australian philosopher Peter Singer. It is widely considered within the animal liberation movement to be the founding philosophical statement of its ideas. Singer hims ...

                                               

What the Dog Saw

What the Dog Saw: And Other Adventures is the fourth book released by author Malcolm Gladwell, on October 20, 2009. The book is a compilation of the journalists articles published in The New Yorker.

                                               

The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden is a novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett first published in book form in 1911, after serialization in The American Magazine. Set in England, it is one of Burnetts most popular novels and seen as a classic of English childrens liter ...

                                               

Novel

A novel is a relatively long work of narrative fiction, normally written in prose form, and which is typically published as a book. The present English word for a long work of prose fiction derives from the Italian novella for "new", "news", or " ...

                                               

Nineteen Eighty-Four

Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English novelist George Orwell. It was published in June 1949 by Secker & Warburg as Orwells ninth and final book completed in his lifetime. The story was mostly writ ...

                                               

The Winter Queen (novel)

The Winter Queen is the first novel from the Erast Fandorin series of historical detective novels, written by Russian author Boris Akunin. It was subtitled конспирологический детектив.

                                               

Amerika (novel)

Amerika, also known as The Man Who Disappeared, The Missing Person and as Lost in America, is the incomplete first novel by author Franz Kafka, written between 1911 and 1914 and published posthumously in 1927. The novel originally began as a shor ...

                                               

Wide Sargasso Sea

Wide Sargasso Sea is a 1966 novel by Dominica-born British author Jean Rhys. It is a feminist and anti-colonial response to Charlotte Brontes novel Jane Eyre, describing the background to Mr Rochesters marriage from the point-of-view of his mad w ...

                                               

Villette (novel)

Villette is an 1853 novel written by English author Charlotte Bronte. After an unspecified family disaster, the protagonist Lucy Snowe travels from her native England to the fictional French-speaking city of Villette to teach at a girls school, w ...

                                               

The Doomed City

The Doomed City is a 1972 science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, which is widely considered among the most philosophical of their novels. The name originates from an artwork by Nicholas Roerich which "astonished a while ago with it ...

                                               

The Notebook (novel)

The Notebook is a 1996 romantic novel by American novelist Nicholas Sparks, The novel was later adapted into a popular film of the same name, in 2004. The Indian Bollywood film, Zindagi Tere Naam, starring Mithun Chakraborty, is also based on it.

                                               

Day Watch (novel)

Day Watch is a fantasy novel by Russian authors Sergey Lukyanenko and Vladimir Vasilyev. The second book in the saga of Watches, it is preceded by Night Watch and followed by Twilight Watch, Last Watch, New Watch, and Sixth Watch. Day Watch also ...

                                               

Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne is a 1992 psychological thriller novel by Stephen King. The novel is narrated by the title character. Atypically for a King novel, it has no chapters, double-spacing between paragraphs, or other section breaks; thus the text is ...

                                               

David Copperfield

David Copperfield is the eighth novel by Charles Dickens. The novels full title is The Personal History, Adventures, Experience and Observation of David Copperfield the Younger of Blunderstone Rookery. It was first published as a serial in 1849–5 ...

                                               

Dune (novel)

Dune is a 1965 science fiction novel by American author Frank Herbert, originally published as two separate serials in Analog magazine. It tied with Roger Zelaznys This Immortal for the Hugo Award in 1966, and it won the inaugural Nebula Award fo ...

                                               

Journalists (novel)

The novel begins with a bomb explosion at the newspaper Moskovskij Bogomolets Moscow Believer, which kills a famous Moscow journalist and affects the papers editorial staff. The main character of the novel, Sergei Ogloedov, is a journalist from t ...

                                               

Ring (Suzuki novel)

Ring is a Japanese mystery horror novel by Koji Suzuki first published in 1991, and set in modern-day Japan. The novel was the first in the Ring novel series, and the first of a trilogy, along with two sequels: Spiral and Loop. The original Ring ...

                                               

Casino Royale (novel)

Casino Royale is the first novel by the British author Ian Fleming. Published in 1953, it is the first James Bond book, and it paved the way for a further eleven novels and two short story collections by Fleming, followed by numerous continuation ...

                                               

Red Star (novel)

Red Star is Alexander Bogdanovs 1908 science fiction novel about a communist society on Mars. The first edition was published in St. Petersburg in 1908, before eventually being republished in Moscow and Petrograd in 1918, and then again in Moscow ...

                                               

The Hollow

The Hollow is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie, first published in the United States by Dodd, Mead & Co. in 1946 and in the United Kingdom by the Collins Crime Club in November of the same year. The US edition retailed at.50 and the ...

                                               

Mother (Gorky novel)

Mother is a novel written by Maxim Gorky in 1906 about revolutionary factory workers. It was first published, in English, in Appletons Magazine in 1906, then in Russian in 1907. The work was translated into many languages, and was made into a num ...

                                               

Night Watch (Lukyanenko novel)

Night Watch is the first fantasy novel by the Russian author Sergei Lukyanenko to feature his fictional world of the Others. Lukyanenko wrote the story in 1998 and the book was first published in Russia by AST in 1998. The story revolves around a ...

                                               

With Fire and Sword

With Fire and Sword is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1884. It is the first volume of a series known to Poles as The Trilogy, followed by The Deluge and Fire in the Steppe. The novel has been adapted as a ...

                                               

It (novel)

It is a 1986 horror novel by American author Stephen King. It was his 22nd book, and his 17th novel written under his own name. The story follows the experiences of seven children as they are terrorized by an evil entity that exploits the fears o ...

                                               

Fire in the Steppe

Fire in the Steppe is a historical novel by the Polish author Henryk Sienkiewicz, published in 1888. It is the third volume in a series known to Poles as "The Trilogy", being preceded by With Fire and Sword and The Deluge. The novels protagonist ...

                                               

Perfume (novel)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer is a 1985 literary historical fantasy novel by German writer Patrick Suskind. The novel explores the sense of smell and its relationship with the emotional meanings that scents may have. The story follows Jean-Bap ...

                                               

Firstborn (Clarke and Baxter novel)

Firstborn is a 2007 science fiction novel by British writers Arthur C. Clarke and Stephen Baxter. It is the third book, billed as the conclusion of the A Time Odyssey series.

                                               

Queer (novel)

Queer is an early short novel by William S. Burroughs. It is partially a sequel to his earlier novel, Junkie, which ends with the stated ambition of finding a drug called Yage. Queer, although not devoted to that quest, does include a trip to Sou ...

                                               

The Phantom of the Opera

The Phantom of the Opera, is a novel by French writer Gaston Leroux. It was first published as a serialization in Le Gaulois from 23 September 1909, to 8 January 1910. It was published in volume form in late March 1910 by Pierre Lafitte and direc ...

                                               

Damned (novel)

The novel opens with 13-year-old Madison "Maddy" Spencer waking in Hell, unsure of the details surrounding her death. She believes she died of a marijuana overdose while her celebrity parents were attending the Academy Awards. Maddy quickly gets ...

                                               

The Garden of Eden (novel)

The Garden of Eden is the second posthumously released novel of Ernest Hemingway, published in 1986. Hemingway started the novel in 1946 and worked on the manuscript for the next 15 years, during which time he also wrote The Old Man and the Sea, ...

                                               

The Investigation

The Investigation is a science fiction/detective/thriller novel by the Polish writer Stanislaw Lem. The novel incorporates a philosophical discourse on explanation of unknown phenomena. It was first published in 1958 in Przekroj magazine and in 1 ...

                                               

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame

The Hunchback of Notre-Dame is a French Gothic novel by Victor Hugo, published in 1831. The novel has been described as a key text in French literature and has been adapted for film over a dozen times, as well as numerous television and stage ada ...

                                               

Glasshouse (novel)

Glasshouse is a science fiction novel by British author Charles Stross, first published in 2006. The novel is set in the twenty seventh century aboard a spacecraft adrift in interstellar space. Robin, the protagonist, has recently had his memory ...

                                               

Territory (novel)

Territory is a fantasy western or Weird West novel by Emma Bull, published in 2007. It placed 4th in the 2008 Locus Poll Award for Best Fantasy Novel. It was also nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Best Novel category.

                                               

Ulysses (novel)

Ulysses is a modernist novel by Irish writer James Joyce. It was first serialised in parts in the American journal The Little Review from March 1918 to December 1920 and then published in its entirety in Paris by Sylvia Beach on 2 February 1922, ...

                                               

Fatherland (novel)

Fatherland is a 1992 alternative history detective novel by English writer and journalist Robert Harris. Set in a universe in which Nazi Germany won World War II, the storys lead protagonist is an officer of the Kripo, the criminal police, who is ...

                                               

The Clocks

The Clocks is a work of detective fiction by Agatha Christie and first published in the UK by the Collins Crime Club on 7 November 1963 and in the US by Dodd, Mead and Company the following year. It features the Belgian detective Hercule Poirot. ...

                                               

What Is to Be Done? (novel)

What Is to Be Done? is an 1863 novel written by the Russian philosopher, journalist and literary critic Nikolai Chernyshevsky. It was written in response to Fathers and Sons by Ivan Turgenev. The chief character is a woman, Vera Pavlovna, who esc ...

                                               

Emma (novel)

Emma, by Jane Austen, is a novel about youthful hubris and romantic misunderstandings. It is set in the fictional country village of Highbury and the surrounding estates of Hartfield, Randalls, and Donwell Abbey and involves the relationships amo ...

                                               

The Headless Horseman (novel)

The Headless Horseman is a novel by Mayne Reid, first published in monthly serialized form during 1865 and 1866, and subsequently published as a book in 1866, based on the authors adventures in the United States. The Headless Horseman or A Strang ...

                                               

Spook Country

Spook Country is a 2007 novel by speculative fiction author William Gibson. A political thriller set in contemporary North America, it followed on from the authors previous novel, Pattern Recognition, and was succeeded in 2010 by Zero History, wh ...

                                               

Amsterdam (novel)

At the funeral of photographer and writer Molly Lane, three of Mollys former lovers converge. They include newspaper editor Vernon Halliday and composer Clive Linley who are old friends, and British Foreign Secretary Julian Garmony. Clive and Ver ...

                                               

Black (novel)

Black: The Birth of Evil is a novel written by author Ted Dekker. It is the first book in the Circle Series, and is a part of the Books of History Chronicles. The book was published in 2004 by Thomas Nelson.

                                               

John Dies at the End

John Dies at the End is a comic horror novel written by David Wong that was first published online as a webserial beginning in 2001, then as an edited manuscript in 2004, and a printed paperback in 2007, published by Permuted Press. An estimated ...

                                               

Wonderland (novel)

Wonderland is a 1971 novel by Joyce Carol Oates, the fourth in the so-called Wonderland Quartet. It was a finalist for the annual U.S. National Book Award for Fiction and it has been called one of the authors best books. Wonderland follows the ch ...

                                               

Doomsday Book (novel)

Doomsday Book is a 1992 science fiction novel by American author Connie Willis. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, and was shortlisted for other awards. The title of the book refers to the Domesday Book of 1086; Kivrin Engle, the main ...

                                               

Pet Sematary

Pet Sematary is a 1983 horror novel by American writer Stephen King. The novel was nominated for a World Fantasy Award for Best Novel in 1986, and adapted into two films: one in 1989 and another in 2019. In November 2013, PS Publishing released P ...

                                               

Dear John (novel)

Dear John is a romance novel by American writer Nicholas Sparks released in 2007. Its plot is an adaptation to present days American culture of three plays Marius, Fanny and Cesar, called la Trilogie Marseillaise written by French author Marcel P ...

                                               

Novella

A novella is a work of narrative prose fiction, longer than a short story but shorter than a novel. Publishers and literary award societies typically consider a novellas word count to be between 15.000 and 40.000 words, although definitions vary. ...

                                               

Atala (novella)

Atala, ou Les Amours de deux sauvages dans le desert is an early novella by François-Rene de Chateaubriand, first published on 12 germinal IX. The work, inspired by his travels in North America, had an immense impact on early Romanticism, and wen ...

                                               

The Grandma

For a short movie by David Lynch see The Grandmother. The Grandma is a novella written by Czech writer Bozena Nemcova in 1855. It is her most popular work and is regarded as a classic piece of Czech literature. This most frequently read book of t ...

                                               

White Nights (short story)

White Nights is a short story by Fyodor Dostoevsky, originally published in 1848, early in the writers career. Like many of Dostoevskys stories, "White Nights" is told in the first person by a nameless narrator. The narrator is a young man living ...

                                               

Disquiet (Strugatsky novel)

Disquiet is a 1965 science fiction novel by Soviet-Russian writers Boris and Arkady Strugatsky, set in the Noon Universe. It is the initial variant of the novel Snail on the Slope which has a different set of characters and is not set in the Noon ...

                                               

Tower of Babylon (story)

Tower of Babylon is a science fantasy novelette by American writer Ted Chiang, published in 1990. The story revisits the tower of Babel myth as a construction megaproject, in a setting where the principles of pre-scientific cosmology are literall ...

                                               

Viy (story)

Viy ", also translated as The Viy ", is a horror novella by Russian writer Nikolai Gogol, first published in the first volume of his collection of tales entitled Mirgorod. The title is also the name of the demonic entity central to the plot.

                                               

The Amazon (novella)

The Amazon is a short novel by Nikolai Leskov, first published in the April 1866 issue of Otechestvennye Zapiski, with a dedication to the painter Mikhaylo Mikeshin whom the author was friends at the time. It was included into the collection Nove ...

                                               

Volokolamsk Highway

Volokolamsk Highway is a novel written by Alexandr Bek, published in Russian in 1944, with later translations into English, Hebrew, Spanish, Chinese, German and many other languages during the 1940s and 50s. The novel, based on real events in Oct ...

                                               

The Enchanter

The Enchanter is a novella written by Vladimir Nabokov in Paris in 1939. As Волшебник it was his last work of fiction written in Russian. Nabokov never published it during his lifetime. After his death, his son Dmitri translated the novella into ...

                                               

The Shot (Pushkin)

The Shot is a short story by Aleksandr Pushkin published in 1831. It is the first story in Pushkins The Tales of the Late Ivan Petrovich Belkin, a cycle of five short stories. The Shot details events at a military outpost in a Russian province, a ...

                                               

The Ugly Swans

The Ugly Swans is a science fiction novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. In the USSR, it was published in 1987, in the Latvian magazine Daugava, with the title "The Time of Rains". Initially, the novel was written in 1966-1967 to be published in ...

                                               

The Mountains are Smoking

The Mountains are Smoking is a story by the Ukrainian writer Yaroslav Halan written in Polish in 1938. It was published as a single book in the private leopolitan editorial Mysl under the alias Miron Jaro. The story has been written in the mounta ...

                                               

The Gingerbread Girl

The Gingerbread Girl is a novella by Stephen King that was originally published in the July 2007 issue of Esquire. It was later included in Kings Just After Sunset collection in 2008. "The Gingerbread Girl" was also released as an audiobook, read ...

                                               

The Bicentennial Man

The Bicentennial Man is a novelette in the Robot series by American writer Isaac Asimov. It was awarded the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for best science fiction novelette of 1976. According to the foreword in Robot Visions, Asimov was approac ...

                                               

Dersu Uzala (book)

Dersu Uzala is a 1923 memoir by the Russian explorer Vladimir Arsenyev, concerning his travels with the hunter Dersu Uzala.

                                               

John Barleycorn (novel)

John Barleycorn is an autobiographical novel by Jack London dealing with his enjoyment of drinking and struggles with alcoholism. It was published in 1913. The title is taken from the British folksong "John Barleycorn".

                                               

King Stakh's Wild Hunt

King Stakhs Wild Hunt is a novel by author Uladzimir Karatkievich published in 1964. A 1979 film is based on the novel.

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